Teacher observations are very difficult to deal with as a teacher. Some people get really nervous and start to act a little bit different during observations. Some times, there are people who do not care about having someone watch them and they are able to perform at a really high level. These people are very rare as most teachers have reported to be a bit uncomfortable when a higher up in their school comes to watch them.
- Most people do not like to be looked at while they are teaching because of the pressure.
- Some people deal with these types of things better than others and that is just reality.
- There are some people who do the reports who are a bit harder to please and this makes it harder.
“I hate being observed. When my principal walks in with her laptop or a clipboard and pen, I’m instantly afflicted by a crippling self-doubt I haven’t felt since junior high. I scan the room with the alert panic a gazelle must feel when scanning the savannah for predators.”